XAVIER, Jerónimo

XAVIER, Jerónimo (Hieronymus Xaverius). Buro, Diocese of Pamplona, Navarra 1549 — Goa 27.6.1617. S.J. Spanish Missionary in India. Grand-nephew of —> Francisco X. Joined S.J. in Alcala in 1568 and came 1571 to India. Worked eight years as Rector of College in Bassein and Cochin, then two years as Superior…

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XAVIER, Francisco

XAVIER, Francisco (Franciscus Xaverius, Francis Xavier). Javier, Navarra 7.4.1506 — Shangchuan Island, China 3.12.1552. S.J. Spanish (Basque?) Missionary in India. Member of Navarran nobility, studied in Paris (M.A. 1530). Friend and helper of Ignacio Loyola, one of the first Jesuit to take vows in 1534 (ordained 1537), founder of the…

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